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lithicbeads

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Enstitite
« on: May 10, 2019, 07:25:16 PM »

This 4 lb enstitite was flashing its chatoyancy at me at the beach.  It will be a series of pendants soon.
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 09:23:05 PM »

Of the stones you sent me a few summers back the enstitite was my favorite.  It was challenging at times but rewarding when it came out nice.
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 05:31:30 AM »

Can we see the cabs from this? I’m not very familiar with this stone.
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »

Never heard of enstitite - surely it is enstatite? If so, that's quite a find! Do you get stars or cat's eyes from it?
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 02:24:56 PM »

It's enstatite , we have lots of it. It has schiller like spectrolie but in one color. The main problem is to find a small enough one to take home as they are like jade ,  they are often very big and they resent being broken , fibrous and tough but not too hard at mohs 5.
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 10:46:57 PM »

I was trying to find a picture of a cab I cut from the pieces Frank sent me then I realized I had a short video already up on youtube.

https://youtu.be/QSHj6JLEW04
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 08:24:53 AM »

 I had not seen that before , very nice.
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 09:42:27 AM »

It's enstatite , we have lots of it. It has schiller like spectrolie but in one color. The main problem is to find a small enough one to take home as they are like jade ,  they are often very big and they resent being broken , fibrous and tough but not too hard at mohs 5.
Thanks. I'd only seen the transparent faceted and cabbed star varieties from Asia and Africa.

I was trying to find a picture of a cab I cut from the pieces Frank sent me then I realized I had a short video already up on youtube.

https://youtu.be/QSHj6JLEW04
Gorgeous!
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Re: Enstitite
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 10:58:06 AM »

 With all the enstatite we have we unfortunately do not seem to have any crystals
 of it
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